Monarch’s summer nights come alive to the sound of music

Tuesday 13, April 2010


Monarch’s summer nights come alive to the sound of music


Award winning travel group Monarch is proud to announce, with English Heritage, Tatton Park and IMG, that it will become the lead sponsor of the English Heritage and Tatton Park Picnic Concert Series’.



The picnic concert series', which take place at Kenwood House (Hampstead) between 26 June and 21 August, Audley End (Saffron Walden) between 10 July and 01 August, and at Tatton Park (Cheshire) on 31 July and 01 August, are set to play host to fifteen events, featuring world famous artists such as Blondie, Rufus Wainwright, Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum, Jools Holland and Will Young, as well as the exhilarating Last Night of the Proms and the Hallé Orchestra presented by Myleene Klass. Tickets for the English Heritage Picnic Concerts (Kenwood House and Audley End) are now on sale via Tickets for the Tatton Park Picnic Concerts are also on sale via


Commenting on the sponsorship agreement, managing Director of Monarch Flights and Holidays, Tim Jeans said, "Monarch is delighted to be partnering with English Heritage and Tatton Park and to be supporting their Picnic Concert Series'. Monarch, who has been operating for 42 years, is the oldest airline in the UK and is very proud of its own British heritage. It is a fantastic opportunity therefore to be working with English Heritage and Tatton Park to stage these sensational series of picnic concerts and to be providing memorable summer experiences for customers in these fantastic settings."


Also commenting on the sponsorship agreement, Mark Pemberton, English Heritage Director of Properties and Education, said, "We are looking forward with enormous excitement to the summer series of Picnic Concerts. The line-up is outstanding; the venues at Audley End and Kenwood House are impeccable and we are very pleased to have Monarch on board as lead sponsors. This sponsorship will help ensure that our audiences will enjoy summer entertainment of the highest quality".


Brendan Flanagan, General Manager of Tatton Park said, "Tatton Park is very pleased to welcome Monarch as the lead sponsor for the 2010 Tatton Park Picnic Concerts. This year's line-up of the Halle on the Saturday 31 July and Will Young on Sunday 01 August continues the tremendous history of outdoor concerts at Tatton spanning nearly 20 years. Monarch's support makes sure that our public are guaranteed high calibre entertainment and spectacle at this beautiful estate for the coming summer and we thank the airline for their involvement."


Stephen Flint Wood, Managing Director and Senior Vice President of IMG Arts and Entertainment – the producers of the Picnic Concert series, commented, "We are delighted that Monarch has come on board to sponsor the Picnic Concerts, which have been entertaining thousands of concert goers in these beautiful settings for many years. We look forward to working with the Monarch team on what looks like being a fantastic year for the picnic concerts".


Monarch currently operates a fleet of 30 aircraft, serving over 100 destinations world-wide. Services are split between scheduled and charter flights, with the airline carrying almost 6.5 million passengers per year. In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance. 




Bookmark and Share


^ back to top


Find the best deals available today

The grey menu on the right is your best friend. Always check before you travel.

Plan your trips with the help of great resources

More and more travellers think that researching and planning a European city break is half the fun and they're not interested in pre-arranged trips or escorted tours. Self-guided tours offer a lot of advantages but require some guidance and good resources.


Clean, green and very pristine

Top 10 most environmentally pure countries

With the recent wild fires, disrupting flights and increasing air pollution, environmental quality is a growing factor in attracting tourists.



Top 15 most spectacular hotel rooftop views

The hotel price comparison site has put together a list of the fifteen most spectacular hotel rooftop terraces in the world.

Latest offers, discounts and more...

Accor “3=2 offer”
Why not extend your stay? 3 nights for the price of 2.
Columbus Direct travel insurance
Quality cover at low prices to customers all around the world.
Priority pass
Access VIP lounges no matter where which airline and class you fly.
European City Cards
See more and pay less! Get your "passport" to European cities.
Rail Europe
Comfortable and affordable on European trains.
Lonely Planet Magazine
Packed with insider knowledge, hints and tips.
Sandemans New Europe City Tours
Free walking tours in 13 cities within 9 countries.
Sol Melia Wednesdays
Search your exclusive special offers now for the coming weekend!
Low-cost shuttle and private transfers in over 70 countries.
IMEX Frankfurt 25-27 May
The essential worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.
Subscribe to Travelio News Summary via RSS Follow our news titles on Twitter Become a fan of on Facebook Bookmark and Share